Shaw: Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons

2016 Jan 14 Shaw reportA very important report to the Home Office by Stephen Shaw: [before you press ‘print’  this is 349+ pages long]

The Shaw review makes over 60 recommendations, which … Courtesy of ein  … are excerpted below:

Recommendation 1: I recommend that the Home Office prepare and publish a strategic plan for immigration detention.

Recommendation 2: The Home Office should consider how far it can encourage a more cohesive system through more joint training and planning, shared communications, and a recognition scheme.

Recommendation 3: Where weaknesses in particular policies have been identified in Mr Cheeseman’s audit, I recommend these be remedied at their next iteration. Continue reading “Shaw: Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons”

We as human beings have to reach out to fellow human beings

Independent: Refugee crisis: Jeremy Corbyn visits Calais Jungle and Grande-Synthe camps

‘These conditions are a disgrace anywhere. We as human beings have to reach out to fellow human beings’

Jeremy Corbyn MP today visited the Calais Jungle and Grande-Synthe (Dunkirk) refugee camps to see the humanitarian crisesthere first-hand. It was his first official trip abroad as Leader of the Opposition.

Mr Corbyn first paid a visit to the Jungle in Calais. He walked around the camp, took selfies with inhabitants and discussed what needed to be done to improve conditions there with camp elders and representatives of the major volunteer organisations.

He then made the short trip north to the smaller camp at Grande-Synthe, near Dunkirk, where conditions have been described as “far worse” than in the better-known Jungle. [Sheila’s note: there are quite a few Kurds in this Dunkirk camp] Read more …

Guardian: Britain ‘poised to open door to thousands of migrant children’

David Cameron considering calls by charities as Jeremy Corbyn, who on Saturday visited refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk, urges emergency steps

David Cameron is considering plans to admit thousands of unaccompanied migrant children into the UK within weeks, as pressure grows on ministers to provide a haven for large numbers of young people who have fled their war-torn homelands without their parents. Read more ..